Inspired Designs: SXSW Living Room

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If you actually live in Austin, you might not be as thrilled as the rest of the country this week about South by Southwest (or Austin City Limits later in the year). Traffic is horrible during these times, especially for those who live downtown. Both SXSW and ACL have put Austin on the map in a big way and bring a lot of revenue to the city and so I look at it this way it’s a little easier to buck it up and endure the traffic.

This space is inspired by SXSW, with a focus on the film aspect of the festival. I know that film has come a long way from its original black and white roots, but when I think of films I still think of the old classic Hollywood style glamour. For this space I am doing a twist on that feel by using a black and white base with pops of bold color.

When I think of classic glamour, of course Marilyn Monroe immediately comes to mind, and so the artwork is serving as my inspiration for the rest of this living room.

Designing spaces you love to live in,

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Concept to Completion: Dallas Modern Romantic Townhouse (Part 2)

We would like to give a special shout-out to the photographer on this project, Michael Hunter of Michael Hunter Photography, for bringing this beautiful project to life. Room photography is extremely difficult because it is near impossible to capture how a room feels, as I’m sure we have all experienced at some point or another when hoping to purchase a home only to find out that looks completely different online than in person. Michael was able to capture the light and bright feeling of these spaces, and the feeling of happiness that accompanied. You will be seeing much more of his work in the near future, so stay tuned (hint, hint).

Today’s young professionals typically don't have the time to create an environment that will nurture their spirits after working long hours and stressful days, and yet having a space like this to come home to is more important to their well-being than they often realize. A place to relax and recharge is just as important as exercising and eating the right foods.

Designing spaces you love to live in,

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Concept to Completion: Dallas Modern Romantic Townhouse (Part 1)

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All good interior design starts with a functional space plan, and this Dallas townhouse that we furnished last year was no exception. It is three stories with the garage on the first level, and the main living areas on the second and third. I definitely got my exercise in while running up and down the stairs directing my movers. We installed this whole thing, right down to the last piece of artwork, all in one day, so it’s not all that often that I think to video tape my clients’ reactions right after an installation, mostly because installs are so fast paced and by the time it’s over, I am quite frankly exhausted.

In this particular case, however, my client was away at work all day and her mother was there to be able to watch out for her to get home and then guide her up the stairs into her newly furnished townhouse. While we get this response all the time, often accompanied by tears (happy ones of course), it is a nice experience to be able to capture it on video. This is the part of interior design that I live for and what makes it all so worthwhile. I believe it with all of my being that we impact the daily lives of people by creating spaces they love to live in. Be on the lookout for our next post with the official reveal of the “after” photos!

Designing spaces you love to live in,

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